This past Tuesday, we packed 2nd Story Brewing with people eager to find out who our new Editor and Lead Reporter are. Drumroll, please:
Julie Zeglen, editor, who previously served as managing editor of Star Community Newsweekly, a hyperlocal newspaper focused on Philadelphia’s River Wards.
Tony Abraham, lead reporter, who will be moving over from his position as lead reporter of Technically Delaware.
There was great conversation between local leaders, something we hope to foster at similar monthly meetups for the Philly social impact community. Here’s a peek at a few of the changemakers who showed up:
- Tim Julet, who is the Co-founder of The Business of Doing Good, a social entrepreneur day program for kids and teens who want to change the world. The program, which has sites around the world, is individualized for each child and provides exposure to local entrepreneurs who fit their interest.
- Miriam K. DeChant, Esq., Director, Legal Services at the Arts and Business Council, who is currently leading a program through the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts that helps inventors of all kinds secure patents for their inventions pro bono.
- Shauna L. Howard, board member of SCORE’s Philadelphia Chapter, an organization that grows small businesses by helping entrepreneurs and existing businesses solve problems through mentoring and support programs.
- Beth Adams, Partnership Manager at Community Recycling, a for-profit that recycles and reuses materials while also connecting individuals and communities. You might best know the organization for Shoebox Recycling, which collects used shoes for reuse in developing countries.
The diversity of people doing good in Philly was apparent in this group of attendees – for-profit and nonprofit, startups and established organizations. And there were many, many more that we could have added to this list. We hope that these monthly events will become staples in the social impact community and a hub to help those in it to keep crossing sectors and sharing ideas across the city. Stay tuned for information on November’s Meetup, where you’ll be able to continue the conversation with Team Generocity and more Philly leaders.
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